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Barks N Bubbles Mobile Grooming
(813) 244-7435
Land O Lakes
Land O Lakes, FL
Description
Barks N Bubbles Mobile Grooming services Pasco and Hillsborough county! I am a committed pet owner and lover. I have 3 dogs myself and a cat. I am available Monday - Saturday. I offer full-service grooming and spa treatments!
Services
Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Barks and Bubbles Salon and Spa
(813) 205-9722
12402 Tarpon Springs Road
Odessa, FL
Description
Dog Grooming: From breed-specific grooms to once-a-year shave downs, I am committed to giving your pet the spa treatment they deserve and I take seriously the kind of cut you want for your dog. Your dog is my top priority! Dogs not brushed and clipped regularly can develop skin problems as well as painful tangles and matts. Dogs that are groomed regularly are better socialized and happier around people.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Critter Boarding & Grooming
(727) 856-8964
15240 County Line Road
Spring Hill, FL
Description
Critter Boarding offer luxury boarding for dogs, cats, and other small animals like birds,rabbits & turtles in comfortable, clean, and stress free home-like environment.

Paw Wash Plus of Trinity
(727) 375-7070
2319 Seven Springs Blvd
New Port Richey, FL
Description
Paw Wash Plus is a professional grooming salon, self-service pet wash, bakery & boutique. Our groomers have over 15 years experience in salons and vet offices. We can offer your pet spa treatments without the spa prices. Grooming available 7 days a week. Our bakery and holistic foods make us a one stop shopping experience. We supply everything but the dirty dog!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Bow Wow Boutique
(813) 903-9663
17018 Palm Pointe Drive
Tampa, FL
Description
Upscale grooming salon and boutique. Deana Magliano-Mazurkiewicz owner/groomer has 12 years of experience and is an award winning competitive groomer. Shop has three full time experienced groomers with knowledge of all breeds of dogs and cats.Open Tuesday through Saturday 8am to 6pm by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Canine Country Club
(813) 334-1241
1403 Jen-Ma-Jo Lane
Lutz, FL
Description
A full service grooming salon by a skilled professional. Groomer and owner, Christine Hubbard, a Bay Area Pet Grooming Academy graduate, is dedicated to deliver five-star service to all her clients. Rest assured your loved one will experience a safe, stress free environment with private, individualized attention. Plus she caters to senior dog needs. Please call for appointment.

Barks and Bubbles Sakon and Spa
(813) 205-9722
12402 Tarpon Springs Road
Odessa, FL
Description
I'm the proud owner/groomer of Barks and Bubbles. I treat every furry baby as it was my own with compassion, patience and LOTS of TLC. I will make every effort that your pet has the upmost enjoyable grooming experience since I will never settle for less. Please check out our website for more detailed information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Fetching Dog Spa
(727) 944-4112
2336 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL
Description
Fetching Dog Spa

A Dog's Life
(813) 962-6246
14912 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL
Description
Kelly (owner) and Becky are committed to making your pets grooming experience friendly and enjoyable. We have about 18 yrs experience between the two of us. Our hours are Monday thru Saturday 8:00am to 5:30 pm.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Lidia's Touch Pet Grooming
(813) 907-5080
10341 Cross Creek Blvd
Tampa, FL
Description
New Tampa Wesley Chapel, FL, Salon hours Tue. - Sat from 8:00 to 4:00. We are a full-service professional pet grooming salon with impeccable customer service, at an affordable price. We welcome all breeds and all sizes, cats too. Lidia is a competitive award winning groomer with many years experience, and member of the NDGAA. We have a comfortable, immaculately clean, beautifully appointed salon. Walk-in or call us for your appt.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Safe Twitching

Written by Melissa Cassutt

There are three basic types of restraint that can be effective during an emergency: location restraint, physical restraint and chemical restraint.  Colorado veterinarian Ruth Sorensen discusses different techniques of twitching, a form of physical restraint that can help control your horse as you address an emergency.

In part two, Sorensen explains how to properly apply three different types of hobbles. Our series on emergency restraint techniques concludes with an article on different types of location restraint, chemical restraint, and special techniques to restrain a foal, mule or donkey.
Safe Twitching

There are two areas on a horse that can be effectively and humanely twitched—the neck and the nose. Vulnerable anatomy, such as ears, joints or genitals should never be used for restraint. Besides being illegal in some states, ear twitches can cause permanent damage and may actually provoke aggression in some horses.

There are a few situations in which a twitch should not be used. These include if a horse is:

• Thrashing. To ensure the safety of the horse and the handler, a horse that is thrashing (as is often the case with a bad colic) should not be twitched or restrained with any other technique.

• Hurt in the area to be twitched. This may sound obvious, but it still deserves to be noted. Do not apply a twitch to an injured area, such as a sunburned muzzle or a shoulder suffering from a laceration.

• Acting up. Twitching should be used only in an emergency, and only to restrain a horse long enough to prevent further injury as the situation is being handled. Twitching should never be used as a form of discipline.

Nose twitches can be applied by hand or with a piece of equipment.
To apply a nose twitch by hand, grasp the “meaty” part of the upper lip under the nostrils, and while keeping a firm grip, twist your hand. As you hold this twitch, pulse your hand and gently massage the lip with your fingers.

As for twitching equipment, there are three basic types of nose twitches:

• Humane twitches. These metal clamps hinge at one end to squeeze the upper lip, and fasten at the opposite end with a snap. Though called humane twitches, Sorensen says they can end up causing injury by pinching or slipping loose.

• Rope-end twitches. These twitches are comprised of a long stick with a rope loop at one end. The loop is applied to the upper lip and twisted tight. As with the humane twitch, these can also have a problem with slipping.

• Chain-end twitches. These twitches are the same as a rope-end twitch, but instead of a rope loop, they have a chain loop, which provides more grip.

Whatever type of twitch you use, it’s important to stay active and aware when twitching a horse. If using your hands, “work the twitch” by pulsing your hands and massaging the area; if using a piece of equipment, gently and slowly roll the handle over and back, being careful not to loosen the twitch.

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